‘Serve him faithfully with all your heart;
consider what great things he has done for you.’
1 Samuel 12:24
How do we respond to God’s faithfulness?
There are many ways to respond to God’s faithfulness. Primarily we submit to Him as our LORD and SAVIOUR.
We owe him our THANKFULNESS, our COMMITMENT and our LIFE.
This can be expressed in many ways, but one of the main ways we show our love for God is by giving back to Him and His work in the world through our financial resources.
it says that
- giving honours God and joins in His mission
- it shows we’ve received grace
- it provides for our Church family
- that is gives the labourer their wages
- that it reveals who our true Master is
Each of you should give
what you have decided in your heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Everything is God’s, which means the money we have ultimately isn’t ours – we’re just stewards. What God really wants us is – for our hearts to love Him above all else.
But seek first the kingdom of God
and his righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
A GENEROUS AMOUNT!
The Bible doesn’t prescribe a set amount.
Instead, the repeated principles in the bible are
cheerful, sacrificial, generous.
You will be enriched in every way
so that you can be generous on every occasion
and through us your generosity will result
in thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:7
IT’S YOUR FAMILY!
If you’re a member of NPAC, you’re part of a family, and every family has financial needs. There are costs associated with Church life and these are covered by God’s people.
On the first day of every week,
each one of you should set aside a sum of money
in keeping with your income.
1 Corinthians 16:2
If you’ve never pledged before, make a commitment to pledge. [see below]
If you do pledge already, consider increasing your giving by an amount which stretches your faith.
It’s a willing, significant percentage of your income, joyfully given to the work of your Church.
SIGNIFICANT PERCENTAGE: the chart below will help you work out a generous response.
GIVEN JOYFULLY: with a heart full of gratitude for God’s goodness to us in Christ.
A regular plan for GENEROSITY will enrich your life as we offer our whole selves in service and devotion to God.